Phil Barnes appointed as Deputy District Judge

20th January, 2017

Chambers are delighted to announce that Phil Barnes has been appointed by The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales as a Deputy District Judge (Magistrates’ Court).

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Ed Morgan Awarded Double Doctorate

27th October, 2016

On 26 October 2016, Ed Morgan was awarded a double doctorate (PhD/JCD) at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

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Emma Greenhalgh shortlisted for Young Legal Professional of the Year.

4th October, 2016

Family Team Leader Ped McKinstry recently nominated Family Barrister Emma Greenhalgh for the Young Legal Professional of the Year award for the JCI Manchester Young Talent Awards.

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Chambers recognised in latest Legal 500 rankings

14th September, 2016

Congratulations to all 46 members who have been acknowledged as experts within their field once again.

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Ian Denham chairs PEOPIL RTA & Whiplash Conference in Bari

12th July, 2016

In June 2016, Ian Denham, the head of Chambers’ Travel law team, was invited chair the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) RTA & Whiplash Conference in Bari in Southern Italy.

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Michael Lemmy conducts advocacy training in South Africa

8th July, 2016

"Three of our trainers have just returned from South Africa where they have assisted with the first National Pupillage Advocacy Training Programme organised by the country's General Council of the Bar (GCB).

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Brexit - a bonfire of employment rights? Paul Gilroy, QC

29th June, 2016

European directives on employment law have been enacted in literal or modified terms for decades into domestic UK legislation.

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Ian Denham speaks at PEOPIL Conference in Amsterdam

9th May, 2016

In April 2016, Ian Denham, the head of Chambers’ Travel law team, was invited to speak at the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) in Amsterdam.

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Robert Smith Provides Advice for Copeland Borough Council

29th April, 2016

The council yesterday received a 390-name petition calling for it to take legal action after it emerged that ParkingEye had been issuing fines to motorists who overstay the two-hour limit in the supermarket's car park in Whitehaven without consent.Councillors ruled however, on receiving legal advice, that it would be unlikely to win a prosecution and voted to stand by the original position of not pursuing legal action or a compensation claim.Mayor of Copeland Mike Starkie said: "The barrister agreed that our decision not to take this forward was the right one; we would be unlikely to win a prosecution."Although we understand some people would like to see their parking tickets rescinded, we are not willing to risk council taxpayers’ money – possibly a six-figure sum – when the likelihood of success is remote."ParkingEye erected 32 signs and a number-plate monitoring camera in August 2014, but landowners Morrisons only applied for the council’s permission in January 2016, blaming an “administrative oversight".Copeland gave retrospective planning permission for the camera and advertising consent for the signs last month.

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Amy Smith and Tom Gilbart lead Employment Lawyers Association Training Event

14th March, 2016

The Employment Lawyers Association invited Amy Smith and Tom Gilbart to lead their recent all day seminar "Advocacy for Employment Lawyers" at the Lowry Hotel, Manchester.

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